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219 Famous Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
8/28/1749 - 3/22/1832
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe     Goethe     Johann Goethe
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About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

Fashion Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

Goals Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Each one sees what he carries in his heart

Heart Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Language Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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For to give is the business of the rich. [Lat., Denn Geben ist Sache des Reichen.]

Gifts Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Hermann und Dorothea (I, 15)

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When I err every one can see it, but not when I lie. [Ger., Wenn ich irre kann es jeder bemerken; wenn ich luge, nicht.]

Lying Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Spruche in Prosa (III)

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Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking

Knowledge Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.

Honesty Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.

Education Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.

Nobility Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The sagacious reader who is capable of reading between these lines what does not stand written in them, but is nevertheless implied, will be able to form some conception.

Reading Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Autobiography (bk. XVIII, Truth and Beauty)

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It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.

Poetry Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The society of women is the element of good manners.

Manners Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.

Friendship Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.

Men Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Thinking Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking

Thinking Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment

Unhappiness Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Action Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions

Anecdotes Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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It is in self-imitation that a master first shows himself.

Becoming yourself Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

Collaboration Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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He who moves not forward, goes backward

Courage Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Culture Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday

Day Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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